Things that in Russia is better than in the US
Russians love life as a curse in developed countries, and vice versa - kowtow to goods and services. Nevertheless, life in Russia definitely has its advantages: products and institutions that are designed better than in the US.
Maria Podoliak working in Native Grid and living in New York, I decided to share the advantages and disadvantages of living in the United States.
The car has long been available for most of the citizens of the USSR, representing a part of a life of luxury. That is why, perhaps, so public transportation is developed in large and small cities in Russia. Well developed and accessible bus transportation between small cities.
It is not in the United States. On the large US territory without a car you feel subhuman. A taxi is either unavailable or very expensive. I remember how I paid $ 25 to get from the home in North Carolina to the railway station, which is located 7 kilometers (10 minutes drive).
About excellent underground work in Moscow, and even have nothing to say: failures are rare, the stations clean.
Station, near where I live in New York, is closed through the weekend for the past two years. And it downtown!
Bella pads are 10 times cheaper and 100 times more pleasant to the body than the female local products. A feeling that they are doing it from a 100% polyethylene, which adheres to the skin and causes irritation.
In Russia, a huge selection of chocolate for all tastes. In this case, by eating chocolate "Babaev," you do not have the impression that you have eaten laundry detergent.
Recently, the US began to appear various "organic" -Brand chocolate. They can be eaten, but the tiles worth 2-3 times more expensive than in Russia.
LCA and initial examination
A day in the clinic, "Alfa Health Center" I can get a complete examination of the gastrointestinal tract for some 5,800 rubles in a special program.
Initial examination in Russia is very rapidly LCA, affordable. Enroll to specialists can be at least the next day.
In North Carolina, I try to write to the GP. The line was a month in advance. Of course, there are clinics that say "Walkins welcome" - this means that you will get to a therapist in the same day. To see a specialist - is unlikely.
The dosage of essential means of
Colds, runny nose, cough - in Russia there are different ways to recover without antibiotic treatment. Tincture of eucalyptus, activated carbon, chamomile in the filter bags, "Star" balm will allow you to quickly recover and not go broke.
In the US, most drugs are available only by prescription. And local doctors have the habit to prescribe antibiotics for all.
In Russia there are two gorgeous cosmetics manufacturer that make the best scrub - a "Clean Line" (scrub from apricot kernels) and "Recipes grandmother Agafia".
After applying the scrub, which is sold in the United States, I have the feeling that I was anointed with oil.
Fruits and vegetables in the summer
In Russia, during the year are available in a series of vegetables: carrots, onions, potatoes, beets. And in the summer - cheap fresh vegetables from the market grandmothers. Many go to the country and planted vegetables for themselves - they are available throughout the year from the cellar.
In the US, beets worth 217 rubles per kilogram (rate - 70 rubles per dollar). A conventional yellow onion - 183 rubles per kilogram.
Fruits, bought in a store in the US, may lie for a long time in the fridge and in a strange way not spoil. From this it makes me a little scared to eat them.
available cellular communications and Internet at home
In Russia, I use Yota - I have enough 500 rubles a month (unlimited Internet and 100 minutes of talk time). And the number of different packages from operators - huge.
In the US, I'm paying $ 50 (1,500 rubles) per 1 GB of traffic and unlimited calls. Each additional gigabyte costs 700 rubles. Operators are, as a rule, all three packages for prepaid customers.
Home Internet in the United States is worth 1500 rubles ($ 50).
Dairy products (except cheese)
Yogurt, sour cream, milk from local producers are affordable and very tasty. Also reassures me that the Russian sour still begins to be covered with mold. That is, it is a living product.
Sour cream, which I buy in the US, does not deteriorate, depart with water. And not the most pleasant to the taste.
Curd bars here do not occur. A yogurt at the store Whole Foods in New York can cost 384 rubles.
In the US, very bad with women's underwear. Brassieres are a thick layer of foam, that was not visible nipples. Nipples - it is politically incorrect. Find beautiful clothes is difficult.
In Russia and CIS countries many good clothes manufacturers, "Milavitsa", "Palmetta" and others. Lingerie feminine, light and reminds me of armor.
P.S. But do not forget at the same time, life expectancy in the United States, in spite of the tasteless cream, as long as in Russia, so take care of your nerves and often surveyed.